Residential Information

Protect Our Environment

The Environment Protection Act 1997 (the Act) provides the regulatory framework to protect the environment from pollution and its effects. The Act establishes the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) as the statutory decision maker for environmental regulation. The EPA administers legislation covering air and water quality, waste, contaminated land, noise control, pesticides and hazardous waste.

The Act provides for each person in the ACT to take all practicable and reasonable steps to prevent or minimise environmental harm or environmental nuisance. That means that all Canberrans have a duty to protect the environment.

Noise

Refer to the Access Canberra Website.

Air Pollution from Domestic Premises

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Wood heaters and their emissions

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Stormwater Pollution from Residential Areas

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Hazardous Waste in Your Home

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Light Pollution

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Pest and Weed Control

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Contaminated Land

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Waste Management and Hazardous Materials

Refer to the Access Canberra website.